Piña KALE-ada Smoothie
Summer is almost here and I don't know about you, but I am SO READY. It's felt like summer here for months (Southern California livin'), and I've been getting uneven driving tans for weeks. Sometimes, you just need something cold. Something...summery. And this smoothie is the perfect amount of summery. It's packed with kale, but you'd never know it. The flavor is light, pineapple-y, and has a hint of coconut- the perfect Piña KALE-ada! The oranges and pineapple help give your skin a sunny summer glow, and a solid serving of Vitamin C. Not here for the health? Throw in a shot of coconut rum for an instantly-healthier version of this beach-sippin' staple. And feel free to get a little crazy with it; Love hemp seeds? Toss 'em in. Chia & flax seeds? Those too. Super versatile, this recipe is easily doubled for sharing. Let's...sip!
1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
1 whole orange, peeled
1 cup coconut milk
1 packed cup kale
1 cup ice cubes
a sprinkle of shredded coconut, for garnish
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely combined. Pour in a tall glass and garnish with a sprinkle of coconut and a slice of orange. If you're feeling extra tropical, throw in a cocktail umbrella and some coconut rum. Enjoy!